Resource: Table 5.7 of Medical Insurance: An Integrated Claims Process Approach (6th ed.)
Apply the appropriate Level II Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code modifier for each of the following examples. Explain your rationale for each selection.
Injection on the left hand thumb
Emergency ambulance transport and extended life support arranged for by the provider
Diagnostic mammogram, left breast
Cortisone 10 mg injection, right shoulder
Intravenous catheter line, right arm
Laboratory certification, cytology specimens
Prosthetic hip replacement, left side
Electric hospital bed
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